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About Mobile Voting

Our mission is pretty simple: democracy is broken. The only way to fix it is by getting a lot more people to vote.

In late 2017, Tusk Philanthropies launched a campaign for Mobile Voting to increase voter turnout by making voting more convenient and accessible. This nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative is working to expand voting options across the country by adding mobile voting for all voters. Since 2018, we have helped fund pilots in over 20 elections across seven states – Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia – for a mixture of voters including UOCAVA and voters with disabilities.

About Tusk Philanthropies

Tusk Philanthropies is a nonprofit organization founded by Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings. Tusk Philanthropies has two areas of focus: Fixing our democracy by dramatically increasing voter turnout and participation in U.S. elections through mobile voting, and working to combat food insecurity through coordinated campaigns in states across the country and works to increase commitment to anti-hunger efforts on the federal level.

The 20 mobile voting pilots we've completed to date have shown that mobile voting is not only possible, but a preferred method of voting."

Tusk Holdings Founder & CEO Bradley Tusk

Circle of Advisors

The Hon. Mac Warner – Secretary of State, West Virginia

The Hon. J.B. Jennings – State Senator, State of Maryland

The Hon. Josh Daniels – Clerk/Auditor, Utah County, Utah

Lou Ann Blake – Director of Research Programs, National Federation of the Blind

Isaac Cramer – Executive Director, Charleston County, South Carolina Board of Elections

Jeff Kaloc – Government Affairs Specialist, National Federation of the Blind

Jay Kaplan – CEO and Co-Founder, Synack

Sam Kinch – Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired) and Director of Technical Account Management, Tanium

Reyma McCoy McDeid – Executive Director, National Council for Independent Living

Andre McGregor – Co-Founder, Shift State Security

Amber McReynolds 

Clark Rachfal – Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, American Council of the Blind

Forrest Senti – Vice President of Programs and Operations, National Cybersecurity Center

Sarah Streyder – Executive Director, Secure Families Initiative 

Meet the Mobile Voting Team

  • Bradley Tusk

    Founder & CEO of Tusk Holdings

    Bradley is a venture capitalist, political strategist and writer. He is the Founder & CEO of Tusk Holdings, which includes Tusk Ventures, Tusk Strategies, and the Tusk Philanthropies. Tusk Philanthropies is funding and running the national effort to make it possible to vote in elections on their phones (and also funds and runs legislative campaigns in states to mandate universal school breakfast).
  • Jocelyn Bucaro

    Director of Mobile Voting

    Jocelyn serves as the Director of the Mobile Voting Project for Tusk Philanthropies, working to expand voting options to include secure mobile voting to increase voter participation and make voting more convenient.
  • Bob Greenlee

    Chief Operations Officer

    Bob leads the multi-jurisdictional campaign work at Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures and manages Tusk’s Chicago office. For the past eight years, Bob has run campaigns for Tusk clients across a spectrum of regulatory needs, including engagements in the energy/climate, gaming, healthcare, technology, education, finance, and policy/political reform sectors.
  • Meaghan Collins

    Chief of Staff

    Meaghan focuses on the firm’s operations, human resources, and strategic planning. Before joining Tusk in 2016, Meaghan served as an organizational development consultant for CityScience, where she helped develop and execute the communications and fundraising strategy to further the organization’s efforts to expand STEM programming in afterschool programs across New York City.
  • Michaela Balderston

    Chief Communications Officer

    Michaela is the Head of Communications at Tusk Ventures where she works directly with the Fund’s portfolio companies across a variety of industries – telehealth, fintech, transportation, cannabis, insurtech, gaming – not to just build brand awareness, but to aggressively use earned media to reach specific regulatory outcomes.
  • Rachel Livingston

    Vice President of Communications

    Rachel advises Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies companies on their communication strategies and supports communications for Tusk Philanthropies. Prior to joining Tusk, Rachel worked at SparkPR where she helped lead communications for venture capital and emerging technology clients.
  • Yvette Buckner

    Managing Director

    Yvette Buckner manages high-profile client campaigns involving regulatory issues ranging from transportation and technology to education and environmental protection. Since beginning her career as a community organizer more than 20 years ago, she has held a deep belief that coalition-building and authentic dialogue lead to successful outcomes that move the political process forward.
  • Sam Polstein

    Managing Director

    Sam leads multi-jurisdictional and national campaigns for Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures clients, with a special focus on digital strategy, paid media, and grassroots advocacy. Prior to joining Tusk, Sam served as Senior Associate at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) – leading digital and paid media strategies for a wide variety of political, philanthropic, & corporate clients.